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Blue Jays' Borucki gets ban dropped to 2 games on appeal

Sep. 24, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto reliever Ryan Borucki had his suspension for plunking Tampa Bay outfielder Kevin Kiermaier reduced to two games after an appeal and began serving the ban Friday night during a four-game series in Minnesota. Borucki was suspended three games...

Goldschmidt helps Cardinals beat Cubs for 13th straight win

Sep. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surging St. Louis Cardinals soared to their 13th straight win Friday, using homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill to top the Chicago Cubs 8-5 in the opener of a doubleheader. It's the longest win streak for St. Louis since it set a team...

Rays rookie INF Wander Franco returns from hamstring injury

Sep. 24, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Friday after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury. The AL East-leading Rays, who started a three-game series with Miami on Friday night, clinched a...

Indians activate Bieber from IL to start against White Sox

Sep. 24, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated right-hander Shane Bieber from the 60-day injured list for a start Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Bieber, who won the AL Cy Young Award last season, hasn’t pitched since June 13 because of a strained...

Surging Cards add right-handers Flaherty, Hudson

Sep. 24, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surging St. Louis Cardinals activated right-handers Jack Flaherty and Dakota Hudson before Friday’s day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis is looking to extend its 12-game win streak as it closes in on an NL wild...

Name drop: Cleveland set to say goodbye to Indians for good

Sep. 24, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There's no more debate or decisions forthcoming. There's still some anger and disbelief, but also the excitement that comes along with change. The Cleveland Indians are about to become history. On Monday, one of the American...

Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros

Sep. 24, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star...

LEADING OFF: Key showdown at Fenway, Cards on 12G streak

Sep. 24, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD, WILD EAST Yankees ace Gerrit Cole starts the opener of a crucial three-game series at Fenway Park with the Red Sox two games ahead of New York for the top AL wild card....

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...

Phillies rally from 6 down, beat Bucs 12-6 to gain on Braves

Sep. 23, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East. ...